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Saving Grace: A Blighted But Lovely Church Gets National Help
Photograph and article about Grace United Church, built in 1907 and located at 8th and Benton Boulevard in northeast Kansas City. Article describes the work of pastor Sharon Garfield to reconnect the church...
Secular Task Faces Churches
August 18, 1967
News article mentioning the "Project Equality in Greater Kansas City" for helping to desegregate local Catholic churches.
Sesquicentennial History of First Calvary Baptist Church
File containing a pamphlet or booklet with a note about Francis Wornall being the author of a history of the Calvary Baptist Church in 1940.
Signs of Inclusion
September 3, 2011
Article profiles the Deaf Liberty Baptist Church of Overland Park, Kansas, and its congregation. It was founded in 1980 and is reported to be the oldest church for the deaf in the area. The congregation...
Singing the Praises of the Organ
December 27, 2004
Article features organs as instruments in this area, where almost all the important organs and organists are associated with a worship location. According to research done by James Tharp, a local librarian,...
St. James Anglican Church Celebrates Tradition, Future During 30th Anniversary
July 12, 2009
Article on celebrations marking 30-year anniversary of founding of St. James Anglican Church provides history of church at 8107 Holmes Road. Founded in 1978 by Jim King, the traditional Anglican parish...
St. Mary's Marks 150th Anniversary
December 12, 2007
Designed by architect William Halsey Wood in late Gothic Revival style, St. Mary's Episcopal church celebrates 150 years of providing ministry to Kansas Citians. "Parishioners still sit in the same wooden...
St. Monica Catholic Church Prepares for Centennial Celebration
July 30-August 5, 2010
Article about celebrations marking the founding on October 2, 1910, of St. Monica Catholic Church as a "mission church and school for the education in religion and secular knowleldge of Colored People."...
St. Stephen's Church celebrates centennial
September 20, 1988
Article discusses the history of St. Stephen's parish and plans for the celebration of its centennial.
Straub Construction Co., 1920-2005
October 11, 2005
Article in the Kansas City Star Advertising Special Section that features the Straub Construction Co. celebrating their 85th year in the construction business. The company began in 1920 with Ernest J....
Sunday School at Oakley M.E. Church
March 13, 2013
Postcard image of and short article about the Oakley Methodist Episcopal Church near Independence Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. Construction on the building, designed by landscape architect George Kessler,...
Swanson Remembered as Episcopal Pioneer
September 24, 2005
Katrina Swanson, daughter of the late Bishop Edward R. Welles II who was at one time bishop of the Diocese of West Missouri, died recently in Maine at the age of 70. She was one of 11 Episcopal women deacons...
The 20th Catholic Church
Laying of the corner stone of the church at Saint John and Quincy Avenues.
The Best-Kept Secret of the Westside - Part 2: The Shrine and Father Munoz
April 19-25, 2007
Article tells the story of The Reverend Jose Munoz, first pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Father Munoz and another priest fled the persecution of the Mexican revolution and arrived in Kansas City...
The Best-Kept Secret on the West Side - Part 6: Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Association
May 31-June 6, 2007
When their parish merged with Sacred Heart in 1991, a group from Our Lady of Guadalupe formed "Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Association, dedicated to preserving and maintaining the building as a shrine...."...
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 1: Enduring Spiritual Symbol
April 12-18, 2007
Article is first of a series on the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe/Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Our Lady of Guadalupe occupies the former Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church at 23rd and Madison.
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 4: Los Caballeros de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and the Guadalupanas
May 17-23, 2007
Article discusses organizations that grew out of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church: Los Caballeros de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, the Guadalupana Society of Greater Kansas City, the Guadalupane Shrine Association,...
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 5: The Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Merger
May 24-20, 2007
Article discusses merger of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Sacred Heart parishes in 1991 and the efforts of Guadalupe parishoners to retain their independent status. After efforts to save the church building...
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 7: What it Takes to Keep Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Open
June 7-13, 2007
Article series tells about the hard work done by the Guadalupans to raise money. Fiestas, mariachi Masses, and tamale sales are among their projects. The article also lists the costs for maintaining and...
The Faithful, Troubled Gather to Hear Graham
October 8, 2004
Evangelist Billy Graham brought his Heart of America Billy Graham Crusade to Kansas City from October 7-10, 2004. It is being held in Arrowhead Stadium with 7750 in attendance on the first night in which...
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